Brighton Housing Trust

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people in East Sussex

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Brighton Housing Trust

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people in East Sussex

Combating Homelessness, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Change

BHT is a housing association and a homeless charity. We provide essential services across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. We see it as our role to both challenge the causes of homelessness, poverty and marginalisation and to deal with the consequences.

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Our Service Areas

Work, Learning & Employment

Homelessness

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Addiction Services

Housing, Benefits & Legal Advice

Housing Services

News & Events

BHT and Sussex Oakleaf complete merger

As of today 1 April 2020, BHT successfully completed its merger with Sussex Oakleaf, a specialist provider of mental health services. This has been achieved ...
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Our response to Coronavirus

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called Coronavirus. Where possible all BHT services are ...
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Feature on Fulfilling Lives research published in top journal

Kerry Dowding, Research and Evaluation Officer for Fulfilling Lives South East, has had an article published by the journal Social Research Practice. Her article looks ...
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Our Impact

7,853 clients and tenants used the services offered by the Trust or were accommodated in the homes we provide.

We prevented 949 people from becoming homeless

BHT's Case Studies

Baddar

For some it comes as a surprise that BHT runs an immigration and asylum legal service. The overwhelming majority of those we work with are ‘unaccompanied minors’, young people and children arriving in the UK with no adults to look after their welfare.

Baddar came to the UK in 2008 aged 15 fleeing persecution in Afghanistan. His initial asylum claim was refused. We assisted him with a further application to allow him to remain in the UK but this was also refused. After this, there have been numerous appeals with every decision seeming to go against him. We gathered evidence in support of his claim to show that he is particularly vulnerable as he has a learning difficulty and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

We gathered country evidence to support the fact that he would be at risk if he returned to Afghanistan.

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